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Rethinking Urban Transportation through advanced tools and supply chain collaboration

Objective

"The U-TURN project aims at addressing freight urban distribution, focusing on food logistics. The project will contribute to our understanding of freight distribution in urban areas, especially addressing the special requirements and needs of food transportation, and will suggest innovative collaboration practices and tools towards achieving more efficient operations from both an environmental and cost perspective. The project will analyse existing freight urban flows, identify synergies and winning logistics sharing and collaboration strategies and will assess them in three ways: through comparative analysis based on actual market data, through simulation experimentation and via pilot execution in four different countries: Germany, UK, Italy and Greece. U-TURN will further contribute to the adoption of these strategies through managerial assessment, quantifiable benefits and the provision of tools, including a ""smart"" transport matching tool, a collaboration platform, a simulation tool and economic assessment model.
The project aims to exploit the opportunities that currently exist for consolidation of transportation flows from food manufacturers to the various point-of-sales located in urban areas, as well as from local food producers and online retailers directly to consumers, and the high industrial interest behind this topic."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars 5/10
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 147 500

Participants (9)

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 431 250
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 170
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 062,50
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIMPLAN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 197,50
Address
Sophie Scholl Platz 6
63452 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 112,50
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 125
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LCP CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 250
Address
The Stables Ashlyns Hall Chesham Road
HP4 2ST Berkhamsted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTILOG ADVISORY SERVICES MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 220 625
Address
46 Profti Iatrou
19016 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)